Friday Fictioneers – Anywhere

Posted: June 22, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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The sun’s rising and there’s a plane waiting. Direct flight to anywhere.

I don’t have to see the rotting rafters. I don’t have to feel the cars roaring past the paper-thin wall.

I just close my eyes and think of the plane.

Red-orange light shines over the black runway. I get on the plane and we start to move.

Faster. Faster. Past buildings, past grass, past trees.


Past clouds. Past sky.

The whole world is spread out like a map below. I can go anywhere.

A car alarm goes off, but I don’t hear it.

I’m on the plane.

Word Count: 100

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rocelle Wisoff-Fields for running the challenge and Rich Voza for the prompt photo!

  1. Escape. Fantastic.

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  2. michael1148humphris says:

    Sadly it is to easy these days for evil people to escape the effects of their handiwork

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  3. In your imagination you can go anywhere. Lovely story.

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  4. Sandra says:

    Very graphic description of take-off. I’m not sure what the narrator is leaving behind.

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  5. Oh that dream.. so many having it… but gravity and water is our ordeal…

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  6. Imagination – such a great escape!

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  8. ceayr says:

    Clever writing, I liked this.

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  9. Jan Brown says:

    Nice story. A quite beautiful description of how it feels to fly.

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  10. I think we can all sympathize with this feeling, even if our circumstances are not necessary that bad. Great story.

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  11. I have a feeling that the narrator left behind a bomb!

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  12. afairymind says:

    Maybe someday his dream of flying away to a better life will be achieved for real. Great story. 🙂

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  13. What a feeling of relief to be in that place, escaping the past.

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  14. mickwynn2013 says:

    Great bit of imaginative writing about imagination.

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  15. OMG…I felt the take off. Great 100 words!

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